Showing posts from November, 2014

Commonwealth’s Attorney to Show Anti-Drug Message

~New Public Service Announcement to be utilized by Richmond Public Schools and Others~

Who:        Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring
                 Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden

What:       Reveal of Public Service Announcement touting anti-drug message

When:      Monday, November 24, 2014
                10 a.m.

Where:    City Hall
                2nd Floor Large Conference Room
                900 East Broad Street
                Richmond, VA 23219

BACKGROUND: Celebrities often face court-ordered community service sentences for minor violations. Community service may involve picking up litter, public appearances at schools, lectures, or some other type of public service for a set number of hours to satisfy a conviction.

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring has negotiated with a recent offender with star power to instead participate in a public service announcement (PSA) that can reach exponentially more people, and especially youth.  Herring will…

Weekend Marathon Street Closures and Parking Restrictions

The Richmond Police Department asks motorists to be mindful of runners, parking restrictions and street closings throughout the city that will begin on Friday, November 14 for the Anthem Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K on Saturday.

Illegally parked vehicles on Broad Street will be towed starting at midnight Friday, November 14 to make sure the course is clear.

Drivers need to be patient and on the lookout for runners along the routes.

Please be aware of signs restricting parking and detours throughout the city starting at 4 p.m. on Friday and continuing through 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15.

The following streets will be closed or modified during the designated times:
East Grace Street between 3rd and 6th Street will be changed to a two-way traffic pattern from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday6th Street between Canal and Cary streets will be changed to a two-way traffic pattern from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
East Canal Street between 5th and 6th streets will be changed to a two–way traffic…

City Offices Closed on November 11 in Honor of Veteran's Day

In observance of Veteran’s Day, City government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

This Veteran’s Day closing includes all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all City community centers, which will reopen on Wednesday.

Refuse collection will not be performed on Tuesday as the City’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed. This closure will result in a one day delay of refuse collection for the week, as the collection schedule will resume on Wednesday, November 12 and continue through Friday, November 14.

The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations are also closed on Tuesday, November 11. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Wednesday.

For more information on City services and schedules, please visit

Mayor Jones to Kickoff City & Radio One Holiday Toy Drive

WHO:        Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                 Linda Forem, General Manager of Radio One Richmond
                 Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence, Radio One Community Outreach Director

WHAT:      Event to kickoff the City of Richmond and Radio One Holiday Toy Drive

WHEN:     Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:   Richmond Fire Station 17
                 2211 Semmes Avenue
                 Richmond, Virginia


Donations of new, unwrapped toys, books and clothing will be accepted at any City fire station, the Department of Social Services Marshall Street Plaza (900 East Marshall Street), Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street Road), East District Initiative (701 North 25th Street), or at City Hall (900 East Broad Street) until 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 11.

All Radio One Richmond DJ’s will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on December 9, 10, and 11 to “PACK THE PODS” with donations of new unwrapped toys targeting children ages newborn to Age 13 at t…